2017-07-27 / Obituaries

Charles Neal


Charles Neal Charles Neal Charles S. Neal, 79, of Hessel, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017.

Mr. Neal was employed as an engineer for General Motors Truck and Bus Division.

He was a member of the Les Cheneaux Historical Association. He was a supporter of many groups and organizations.

Mr. Neal’s passions included the Civil War, trains, boating (especially antique wooden boats), and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Maureen; two sons and their families, Donald and Heather Neal and Eric and Colleen Neal, and six grandchildren, Rebecca, Hannah, Bryce, Matthew, Catherine, and Lucas. He is also survived by siblings and their families, Richard and Saundra Neal, Drucilla and Tom Wrasse, Deborah Ellington, and Debra McGuiness; a brother-in-law, David Janz; two sisters-in-law, Marian Plautz and Patricia Daile; his stepmother, Margaret Pittman, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Darcy Janz, and a brother-inlaw, Vincent McGuiness.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 2, at 10 a.m. at the Hessel School House at 3206 West Cedar Road in Hessel. A celebration of life will also be planned later in September.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Les Cheneaux Culinary School, 186 South Pickford Avenue, Hessel, MI 49745.

Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home Riverside Chapel in Waterford assisted the family with arrangements.

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